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Edith Marie Thomas Mince

September 9, 1926 — March 18, 2021

Edith Marie Thomas Mince, 94, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Weatherford, Texas. Marie will be buried, alongside her husband, at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center, 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, TX, 76086. There will be a reception following the service. She was born in Canton, Texas, on September 9, 1926, to John William Thomas and Tommie Dee Stroud Thomas. After graduating from Canton High School, she married Edward Wetah Mince on May 29, 1944 in Dallas. They were married 67 years until his death in December of 2011. As a bride, Marie followed her husband all over the United States as he served in the U.S. Air Force. She would pack their belongings and ride a Greyhound bus from base to base. Marie worked to put her husband through college (as he earned 3 degrees) before she went back and received her Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1967 from Tarleton State University graduating Summa Cum Laude. After graduation she taught elementary school for 10 years before retiring to travel with her husband and be a grandmother. Marie and E.W. lived in Dallas, Athens, Cisco, Ranger and then in 1971 they moved to Weatherford. She was a great asset to her husband, and the colleges where he served as president, by opening her home on many occasions and hosting large college gatherings. Marie was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in each town where she lived. She taught Sunday school, VBS, and sang in the choir. Over the years she was active in Meals on Wheels and the Parker County Historical Society. Her interests were varied as she enjoyed golf, photography, and painting, but especially loved reading, sewing and travel. She was a gourmet cook, a very gracious hostess, and loved to entertain with dinner parties. Marie loved science and at the age of 89, when she moved into a care facility, she requested the magazines Discover and National Geographic for her reading material. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Edward Wetah Mince; her parents; brother, Clyde Thomas; and grandson, Chandler Ed Craig. Marie is survived by daughters, Karen Mince Craig (Dr. Bill) of Hamilton and Weta Mince Phillips of Graham; grandchildren, Dr. Shalor Craig (Melissa) of Hamilton, Griffin Phillips (Dawn) of Newcastle, Dr. Jordan Phillips (Dr. Barbara) of Richardson, and Meagan Marie Mayol (Joseph) of Portland, Oregon; seven great-grandchildren, Kellan, Carter, Nolan Craig and Nora Marie, Melissa, Anna, and Thomas Phillips; brothers in law, James Pennington and Aloren (Pat) Mince; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to: WC Development Foundation Weatherford College, 225 College Park Drive Weatherford, Texas 76086 Designated: Dr. E. W. Mince Presidential Scholarship
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Doss Heritage and Cultural Center

1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086

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